Signs NYC is a nationwide wide format printer of custom backdrops. We provide local backdrops printing in NYC with same-day printing, setup, and removal services available. We also are able to offer fast shipping options to all 50 states. Order both 13oz anti-glare vinyl backdrops and canvas backdrops directly from Signs NYC or contact us for a quote for projects of larger sizes.

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What is a Backdrop?

Backdrops, sometimes called step-and-repeat banners, are large format print backgrounds designed for taking photos. Printed on backdrops can be full-color graphics and images, text, logos, and almost any other design. The prints, typically on vinyl or fabric, have matte finish to prevent reflection. They can be one-time use but are also durable enough for storage and re-use.

Backdrops can be placed in several different settings. They can be set up at events, providing a spot for guests to have their photos taken for memories or social media. Photographers can also use them to provide a background for their photoshoots. You may see backdrops in NYC at red-carpet events, dance clubs, photography studios, movie theaters, and weddings.

Types of Backdrops

There are many applications for backdrops. Any area or space that requires a background for photos can benefit form a large, clear color print of an image, color, picture, portrait, skyline, or text. Types of backdrops include:

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Photography Backdrop

Photography backdrops can be a solid blank color, including white black backdrops, to block out a background. They can also be images that create an imaginary background. Photographers use them to take pictures of models in their studios.

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Step and Repeat

Step and Repeat can be placed at gathering points for guests to share photos of the event. Logos can be printed in an offset platform for a branded background, or entire graphic designs can be used as decoration for more visually stunning photos.

Who Needs a Backdrop?

Backdrops are simply large signs for branding, they are frequently used in celebrity events, and movie premieres use custom red carpet banners backdrops. Step and repeat backdrop banners are used at nightclubs and bars so that people may share them on social media.

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Professional photographers use white blank backdrops and photo backdrops for photoshoots.

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Award Ceremony

Backdrops are great additions to award ceremonies and corporate events.

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Fashion Shows

Backdrops give VIPs and clothing designers a clear place to take high quality photos at fashion and red carpet events.

Backdrops Specifications

Signs NYC has technology that provides large format printing on both vinyl and stitched fabric. Our backdrops can be both standard and customized. Contact us for a custom backdrop quote.

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Most standard backdrops are printed on 13oz matte white vinyl, with a matte finish to prevent glares. Stitched fabric backdrops are available as a custom order.

Finishing Options

Our backdrops can be made with pole pockets (most common), a flush cut, hemmed sides, and grommets for hanging.

Full Color Printing

At Signs NYC, we use HP latex ink. Latex ink provides a vibrant color that is true to the design using pantone color match printing. The ink will not run and resists damage.

Backdrop Stands

We offer both standard and premium backdrop stands. Stands can expand from 5’ x 6’ to 8’ x 10’. Price varies.

Available Sizes

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5' x 8'

5’ x 8’ stands are typically placed above the ground for a top-shot of the guests. They can fit as many as 5 to 6 people in front at a time.

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8' x 8'

Our most popular size, the 8’ x 8’ square can fit 3-5 people in front, and allow full body shots for all heights.

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8' x 10'

Adding 2’ to the width of the backdrop allows photographers to fit approximately double the number of people, from 6-7 total.

Custom Backdrop Printing

Our large format printing at Signs NYC is capable of creating backdrops as large as 20’ x 40’, and our art banner welding machine can extend that length and height even further. For large events, backdrops can be used to decorate an entire wall or space. Perfect for group photos. Please note that large format custom banner print sizes cannot be completed as same-day orders.

Signs NYC is based in Brooklyn, with customers that span not only around New York City (Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens), but also all around New York, New Jersey, and around the world. We offer some of the fastest turnaround out there, and can create your brand new step and repeat backdrops in nearly any size thanks to our large format sign printing service.

We’re one of the only businesses that can offer same-day printing services, with backdrop printing that can be ready by the evening if you order in the morning (and occasionally early afternoon). We also offer delivery services, and for a nominal fee we may even be able to offer same-day delivery and setup services to areas within NYC.

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Additional Backdrops Printing Services in NYC

Signs NYC is a full service sign company with a staff that can support all of your sign related needs. We have additional backdrop related services available for both local and national orders.

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Backdrop Setup

Our backdrop installation team is available both during regular business hours and after hours to deliver the backdrop to you and set it up on location.

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Hand Delivery

Signs NYC can send a team to hand deliver locally to all five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island) as well as parts of New Jersey including Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Paramus and Linden.

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Same Day/Next Day Pickup

Signs NYC has two locations – in Brooklyn, NY and Linden, NJ – for local customers to pick up their banner. Same day pickup is available for most standard size banners.

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Pantone Color Match Printing

Signs NYC uses pantone matching to identify and print true to color photos and imagery, including matching your brand colors exactly.

What is Our Backdrop Printing Process?

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Submit Print Ready File

Fill out our form with your image for an accurate quote.

Get a Quote and Proof

Obtain a quote and a proof of the design as it will appear.

Print the Backdrop

Once approved, we print the backdrop on our state of the art printers.

Complete Finishing

We add the finishing options, and then it is ready for shipping or pickup

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Submit Print Ready File

Fill out our form with your image for an accurate quote.


Get a Quote and Proof

Obtain a quote and a proof of the design as it will appear.


Print the Backdrop

Once approved, we print the backdrop on our state of the art printers.


Complete Finishing

We add the finishing options, and then it is ready for shipping or pickup

Why Do Businesses Choose Signs NYC?

Same Day Local Pickup in NYC and NJ

We can print standard size step and repeat banners on the day of the order for pickup within our local area.

24/7 Printing Operation

Our 24/7 printing team is available to start on any size project right away, which means your backdrop is completed faster.

Best Customer Service

We genuinely care about your satisfaction, and hand print and evaluate every sign and backdrop before we send it to you.

Industry Best Technology

We use only the best in large format printers for a higher quality print with fewer errors and better durability every time.

Delivery, Setup, and Removal

Local backdrop customers can elect for delivery, setup, and removal options for both standards and backdrops for an affordable cost.

We are the actual Solution.

Our staff solves problems. If we determine that there are needs that are not being addressed by the design, we’ll work with you to fix them.


Let's Get Started

We have the ability to take your design and turn it into a backdrop or step and repeat banner quickly, so that you have exactly what you need in your hands right after you order. With competitive rates and the best service in the Northeast, our sign team is the best choice for your photography backdrop in NYC. Contact us to get started.


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